Why are we fascinated with celebrities? Why do we care so very much what they wear, say, and do on a Saturday afternoon?
They're coming. They're going to wipe out the native population with guns, germs or steel. The natives' way of life will be gone; their language dead; their people forced to leave or assimilate.
Or rather, they're here. We sort of already did that here in Australia. Now, without a hint of irony, we're afraid that somebody will do it to us.
Ashley is a Melbourne writer whose hobbies include swimming, knitting, and making cups of tea that she forgets about until they're cold.